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Boyce, Jessica O.; Kilpatrick, Nicky; Reilly, Sheena; Da Costa, Annette; Morgan, Angela T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Research investigating language skills in school-aged children with non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate is sparse. Past studies focus on younger populations, lack key comparisons to demographically matched control cohorts or explore language as a component of broader academic skills. Trends of existing studies suggest that affected…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Speech Impairments, Control Groups
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Strekas, Amy; Ratner, Nan Bernstein; Berl, Madison; Gaillard, William D. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: There is a noticeable publication gap in the speech-language pathology literature regarding the language abilities of children with common types of epilepsy. This paper reviews studies that suggest a high frequency of undetected language problems in this population, and it proposes the need for pragmatically based assessment of…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Children, Language Skills, Language Impairments
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Poll, Gerard H.; Miller, Carol A.; Mainela-Arnold, Elina; Adams, Katharine Donnelly; Misra, Maya; Park, Ji Sook – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: More limited working memory capacity and slower processing for language and cognitive tasks are characteristics of many children with language difficulties. Individual differences in processing speed have not consistently been found to predict language ability or severity of language impairment. There are conflicting views on whether…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Role
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Marks, Ian; Stokes, Stephanie F. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Children with word-finding difficulties manifest a high frequency of word-finding characteristics in narrative, yet word-finding interventions have concentrated on single-word treatments and outcome measures. Aims: This study measured the effectiveness of a narrative-based intervention in improving single-word picture-naming and…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Trend Analysis, Therapy